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Trump congratulates Chinese President Xi after he assumes near-dictatorial status


Added 10-25-17 04:23:02pm EST - “The party's top body, the Politburo Standing Committee, is allowing Xi to continue his leadership following the end of his second term in 20...” - Washingtonexaminer.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonexaminer.com: “Trump congratulates Chinese President Xi after he assumes near-dictatorial status”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Trump offered his congratulations to China President Xi Jinping after the China Communist Party announced a new leadership lineup that places Xi in a position with comparable power to Mao Zedong.

"Spoke to President Xi of China to congratulate him on his extraordinary elevation," Trump tweeted Wednesday. "Also discussed NoKo & trade, two very important subjects!"

The party's top body, the Politburo Standing Committee, is allowing Xi to continue his leadership following the end of his second term in 2022, diverting from the retirement standards that were developed following Mao's death.

The Trump administration released new financial sanctions last month against North Korea which would limit foreign companies to conduct business with either only the United States or North Korea.

Although China has agreed to the tough sanctions, the country has been hesitant to isolate North Korea too much, for fear that the relationship with Pyongyang is severed.

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